these protocols put in place after 9-11. jim clapper, across the board from what i have heard, the intel community thinks he's a partisan person, leaning towards the democrats, toward president obama and he put out this statement on friday night to ease things for the white house going in. if i were the press, on behalf of the american people regardless if they're republican or democrat, i would try to get to some better answers as to why didn't we know what we didn't know and why did we spread falsehoods -- >> steve: you think the press is going to ask tough questions of this administration, you're nuts. >> wait a minute. >> gretchen: what i'm trying to get it, and you've been there. you worked inside. so you know. are you saying that jim clapper acted independently and you're saying susan rice may have acted independently and this isn't all part of a strategy to figure out how they're going to handle the libyan situation? >> i think it's almost more that they don't have any strategy at all. everyone was working independently. that's not how you do counter intelligence. everybody works together.